Sonning Common Neighbourhood Plan Review

Plan Revision

Public Consultation Events

A series of public consultations on the revised Draft Sonning Common Neighbourhood Development Plan - surveys, meetings and exhibitions - were organised by the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party, the details of which follow:

1. Community Survey, April 2018. A questionnaire, distributed to approximately 2,000 village households and available to complete on-line, informed residents of the Neighbourhood Plan revision and sought their priorities for development in the village generally. The survey results were used to inform and shape the Neighbourhood Plan revision process.

2. Open event, 02 February 2019, Sonning Common Village Hall. At this event residents and local stakeholders were updated on progress with the Neighbourhood Plan revision and introduced to the 11 sites that had been put forward by landowners and their agents for potential future development in the village. Volunteers were also recruited to conduct surveys of the 11 sites.

3. Presentation,14 November 2019, Sonning Common Village Hall. The purpose of the event was to share the results of the site assessment and landscape surveys, conducted by resident volunteers earlier in 2019, as well as the appraisals by professional landscape consultants of the 11 sites under consideration for potential future housing development. Around 100 residents attended the event. They were asked to complete Residents Feedback Forms providing their initial comments on the 11 sites under review.

4. Public exhibition, 29 February 2020, Sonning Common Village Hall, plus the launch of a Residents' Survey. The exhibition and associated Residents' Survey (distributed as the 2018 Community Survey had been) were used to inform people of the review's progress and to gather opinions on the suitability of the 11 sites under consideration for potential future development.

5. Pre-submission exhibition, 6 November 2021, Sonning Common Village Hall, plus the launch of the pre-submission Residents' Feedback Form. Details of the revised Draft Sonning Common Neighbourhood Development Plan were shared and opinions sought. A flyer, promoting the Residents' Feedback Form, was distributed to around 2,000 households and was also available to complete on-line via the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan websites.

Coverage in Sonning Common Magazine

Examples of public consultation materials:

List of 11 SON sites under consideration for future housing development in Sonning Common

Village map with 11 SON sites

Revising the Neighbourhood Plan

Aims and principles

Number of new homes

Our allocation

Site assessments

Summary of recommendations

Traffic light summary

Public consultation events:

Presentation by the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party on 14 November 2019

Responses from the public consultation in November 2019